A terrifying vision of a possible future where women’s rights are severely restricted.
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale explores a wide range of issues relating to gender, religion, and power. Claire Danes give an inspiring performance in this classic science fiction novel, one of the most popular and widely read books of our time.
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After a series of terrorist attacks kill the president and most members of Congress, the government collapses and is replaced by an oppressive and all-controlling regime called the Republic of Gilead Offred, now serving in the household of an enigmatic commander and his bitter wife, remembers a time when she lived in a house with her husband and daughter, before she was forced into servitude.
“Funny, surprising, frightening, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is both a scathing satire and a dire warning.”
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Offred learns to navigate an intimate world of power and secrecy, risking her life by breaking the rules to end this oppression.
The Handmaid's Tale (2012) by Margaret AtwoodDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
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